Gates and Julia (recurring guest star Reiko Aylesworth) nurture their newfound romance but are soon interrupted by a troubled phone call from Gates' ward, Sarah (recurring guest star Chloe Greenfield). Meanwhile, Abby continues to be off her game, and the other doctors are starting to take notice. Harold (recurring guest star Steven Christopher Parker) saves the day in a critical situation -- and still makes his date. And Kovac (former series star Goran Visnjic) surprises Abby by returning home a day earlier than expected. Recurring guest star Stanley Tucci appears as Moretti.